In March, we let you know about upcoming changes to HUD code that will allow manufacturers the ability to offer more customization and upgraded options through On-site Completion of Manufactured Homes. These code changes are outlined in 24 CFR 3282, Subpart M.
While there are a variety of responsibilities throughout the process of building a home that will be completed on-site, one of the easiest responsibilities to fulfill is the installation inspection requirement. Installers are required to have a qualified inspector complete the HUD Manufactured Home Installation Certification and Verification Report whenever a home is installed. Any inspector or inspection agency that meets one of these requirements is allowed to review and verify the work and installation of a manufactured home that is subject to the requirements of the HUD-administered installation program:
- A manufactured home or residential building inspector employed by the local AHJ over the home site (so long as the jurisdiction has a code enforcement program)
- A DAPIA or IPIA that is accepted by HUD
- An ICC certified inspector
- A registered architect
- A professional engineer
You may be thinking, “Well, that doesn’t sound necessarily ‘easy’. How do I find someone like that?” That’s where NTA comes in and makes it simple. NTA is a HUD-accepted DAPIA and IPIA provider, as well as having multiple professional engineers on staff and ICC certified inspectors. Regardless of where you live, we have the qualified inspectors you need to get the job done, at a simple $395 flat rate.
For more information on Installation Inspections, please contact us.